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Mixed Bean Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Mixed Bean Soup, by , is from The Jones/Hancock Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Helen Hancock
Added: Friday, September 28, 2007


Navy Beans
Split Peas
Lima Beans
Blackeyed Peas
Red Beans
Pinto Beans
Pearled Barley
2 tbsp. Salt
2 qt. water
Ham or Hamhocks
1 lg can Tomatoes
1 lg Onion, chopped
1 tsp. Chili Powder
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste

4 oz. pasta of choice, optional

Wash beans thoroughly. Pour bean mixture in large kettle and cover with water. Add salt and soak overnight. In the morning, drain beans and add water, hamhocks, tomatoes, onion, chili powder, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Cook slowly for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Serve with crackers and salad.




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